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No name... Yet -Gaming PC (First Build)

by liljay14

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41 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

3.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

925MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.25Ghz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

Description

Ok guys, I've finally got some time to give a detailed description of my experience with this PC. I'll break it down part by part.

CPU: I can't say much about the CPU because I am no CPU expert, but I do know that it is top of the line for its price point and it is definitely performing that way!

CPU Cooler: Again, a top of the line air cooler that I haven't used yet to its full potential (I only have the turbo clock going ATM). I will definitely put this cooler into effect with a better overclock when required.

Motherboard: Great quality mobo with the right amount of features that I need. Very easy to build with and no wasted features with this board.

Memory: Got a great deal on these DIMMs as they were regular $64.99 (In Canada). They seem to be performing well and I have no complaints about them!

HDD: There are many debates about whether WD or Seagate makes better HDDs, but my caviar blue has been treating me well with pretty fast boot and load times for a hard drive. If I were to build this computer again, I would have opted for a caviar black instead of a blue for that extra performance.

Video Card: I consider this part to be the gem of the build. It tears up any game on max settings at 1080p and won't go beyond 70 degrees. the only concern I have with this video card is the idle temp of 35 degrees which scares me a bit. If someone in the comments could confirm this is normal that would be great!!

Case: The case is a good one for any kind of build whether it's a mATX build or an ATX build. The cable management holes are great and it is nice that they also preinstall the motherboard standoffs for you.

PSU: My least favourite part. I am a bit of an audiophile, and I feel that this PSU is pretty loud. Also it is non modular which is a pain to manage the cables as you can see at the bottom of the case. Looking back on it, I could have got a modular power supply of equal wattage or more for the same price, but I'll live it.

Optical Drive: Not much to say here except that this thing is loud as hell. Good thing I only had to use it to install the operating system!! =D

Cathodes: They are the cheapo ones from Logisys, but they do look pretty sweet!!

Overall this system took 3 and a half hours to build which I don't consider that bad for a first build and I had lots of fun doing it. Future upgrade will include an SSD for ultra fast boot and load times, and possibly another video card for crossfire.

Thanks for reading! hopefully you enjoy my build!

Comments Sorted by:

Black5Lion 2 points 23 months ago

OT: Lucky to have homework, not exams like me :/

But that's a nice build! :D +1

edman545 10 Builds 5 points 23 months ago

Homework should be illegal because it is interfering with more detailed build descriptions!

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks :)

But I also have exams in about a month :D

DanniieBoiiy 1 point 23 months ago

SSD? Amazing build btw.

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Couldn't fit it into the budget, but that would be an awesome addition

Djangosp2 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Easy addition in the future.

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Yeah

bgleonarda 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

An SSD doesn't seem practical at this budget imo. I always shake my head at the people building gaming rigs that have a 7850 or 7770 with an expensive ssd...but that's me.

saw1833 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Personally, I think any PC ought to have an SSD. If you have one, you'll notice HUGE increases in any PC with just about any usage. Start-up and application loading times are insanely quick even if you're not using top-tier CPUs and GPUs.

Even your grandma would enjoy having an SSD. No lie, she told me.

Smily 4 points 23 months ago

But I use my PC for more things than starting up.

saw1833 1 Build 0 points 23 months ago

So do I. I can go from a cold start to having Outlook and Chrome open in under 30 seconds. Game load times are fast enough now I almost don't get to read most the load screens as well.

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Azote 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Wow, we almost have the same built, you have intel, I have amd :P You should do the 3d mark 11 benchmark too.

Azote 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Nice built btw!

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks. Ill have the 3D mark 11 benchmarks up by July as I will be studying for exams. Sorry.

Azote 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Good luck in the exams then!

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

:) thanks

Smily 1 point 23 months ago

One has AMD and one has Intel. Although they seem friendly now, one of them will mysteriously disappear from the site and never come back.

Azote 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

What do you mean by that?

Smily 1 point 23 months ago

AMD and Intel fans don't get along. One of you will start an argument, and it will escalate... ah nvm.

Azote 3 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I wanted intel though, but the 8350 had a 20$ off, so deal lol

Smily 1 point 23 months ago

8350 is really good.

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

?

Smily 1 point 23 months ago

AMD and Intel fans don't get along. One of you will start an argument, and it will escalate... ah nvm.

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Lol

TestBuilds 1 point 23 months ago

Very nice build. The right CPU, cooler, RAM, and the best high end graphics value to get!

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thank you :D

EndeavorTrevor 1 point 23 months ago

Are you planning on doing Cross-Fire in the future

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Possibly

fillapile 1 point 23 months ago

C70 <3 That case is cool!

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I know, I love it!!

fillapile 1 point 23 months ago

even tho I think the 600T might be better, c70 seems to be good for e-atx boards, I still love the c70 but if I get the chance I might switch. I'm a freak when it comes to my computer's looks :D

FunnySideUp 1 point 23 months ago

Upvote for the C70!

liljay14 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

:)

Rowan_K 1 point 4 months ago

So, what province were your ordering from?
(please be B.C., please be B.C.)

Also, looks great! I'm going to use this list for my own future rig!